While it was still dark, the stone was rolled away.
While it was still dark, the tomb was empty save the grave clothes bereft of their host.
While it was still dark, death was forever defeated, robbed of its victory FOREVER.
Some of us live in the darkness before the dawn of realization has hit.
Some of us only partially believe, which is darkness all the same.
Some of us live like the tomb was full and death won the victory that day.
So we grab all the “victories” we can…in the darkness in which we live.
But they are not really victories. They are empty wind that cannot give sustenance to our cavernous hunger.
In my darkness, Jesus came.
In my darkness, Jesus lifted my bowed down head.
In my darkness, Jesus rescued me.
He forgave me from all my sin…He made me new. Death living in me and eating my flesh no longer win.
For while it was still dark, Light shone and Jesus rose from the dead. He defeated the enemy once and for all.
Now I need to live like it!
For some days seem dark still. And there are those who hate me, who wish I never existed. Fear could overwhelm and cynicism overcome, but no! No.
He has won. Christ in me has won. He has given me the right to walk in victory over the darkness.
And He offers the same to you today. Will you believe? Will you let Christ win in your darkness, too?
Two questions that really matter for you and me today. Take time to ask them…and be still and answer Him.